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Eminem On The Cover of The Next Rolling Stone

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Contributing editor Josh Eells sits down with Eminem at his Detroitrecording studio for a revealing interview about the rapper's longbattle with prescription drugs, his difficulties with women and thepain of being abandoned by his father at six months old, as well as hisincredible musical comeback and his quest to score the highest score inthe history of Donkey Kong.

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Here's an excerpt from the extensive interview.

Do you think it's hard for you to trust women?
I have trust issues. With women, friends, whatever. You always wonderwhat their real motives are. I've got a small circle of friends, andit's a lot of the same friends I've known forever. Right now, thatworks for me. I came out of some difficult things these past couple ofyears. I kind of feel like I'm just now finding my footing. So I wantto make sure that's secure before I go out and do anything else. I needto keep working on myself for a while.

Read our Eminem cover story from 1999

What about your love life? Do you date?
Not really. As far as going out, like dinner and a movie—I just can't.Going out in public is just too crazy. I mean, I'd like to be in arelationship again someday. Who doesn't? It's just hard to meet newpeople, in my position.

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